University of California

Climatic zones for turfgrass in California


V. B. Youngner
J. H. Madison
M. H. Kimball
W. B. Davis

Authors Affiliations

Victor B. Youngner is Associate Professor of Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture, University of California, Los Angeles; John H. Madison is Associate Specialist, Department of Landscape Horticulture, U.C., Davis; Marston H. Kimball is Extension Plant Climate Technologist, Agricultural Extension Service, U.C., Los Angeles; William B. Davis is Extension Ornamental Horticulturist, Agricultural Extension Service, U.C., Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 16(7):2-4. DOI:10.3733/ca.v016n07p2. July 1962.

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Climatic adaptability should be one of the major considerations in selecting grass for the home lawn. Although grasses are very adaptable and can endure in a wide range of climates, use of the climate zone maps to select a naturally adapted “cool season” grass for the temperate zone or a “warm season” grass for the subtropical zone will offer more lasting satisfaction.

Youngner V, Madison J, Kimball M, Davis W. 1962. Climatic zones for turfgrass in California. Hilgardia 16(7):2-4. DOI:10.3733/ca.v016n07p2
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